hazardous waste


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hazardous waste

n.
Waste material, such as nuclear waste or an industrial byproduct, that is potentially damaging to the environment and harmful to humans and other organisms.

haz·ard·ous waste

(hăz′ər-dəs)
A used or discarded material that can damage the environment and be harmful to health. Certain chemicals left over from industrial processes, and the radioactive remains of fuel used in nuclear power plants, are examples of hazardous waste.

hazardous waste

Toxic industrial and other wastes, posing major disposal problems.
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EPA cited ArcelorMittal for violating the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the federal law governing the treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste.
As part of the EPA settlement, SeaCast will invest at least $230,000 to install and operate a production process "water blast" system that is expected to reduce the amount of hazardous waste generated at the facility by 40 percent.
DOD primarily relies on private contractors to handle the off-site disposal of hazardous waste generated by its installations and has procedures aimed at ensuring that its contractors select appropriate transporters and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities.
trash bin was a sign, ``No hazardous waste accepted.
That's a good reason to follow Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules and regulations on hazardous waste disposal.
4 million metric tons of hazardous waste every year, according to estimates from the Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests (MEF).
5m but the new owners forecast that will increase by up to 75pc over the next year as prices of hazardous waste disposal rise.
The changes mean that you may now be producing hazardous waste without you even realising.
Now some 135,000 tonnes of hazardous waste produced in Wales is being dumped in landfill sites.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Issued $71,962 In penalties for hazardous waste violations last November.
The EPA's proposed redefinition of the solid waste rule may finally allow the thermal reclamation of foundry sands without a RCRA Part B (40 CFR Part 270) hazardous waste permit.
Mexico produces an estimated 8 million tons of hazardous waste a year.

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